May 21, 2024  
2014-2015 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2014-2015 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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NU 801 - Capstone

This capstone course requires the graduate nursing student to focus on substantive nursing practice issues and to develop solutions.  The student is required to complete a scholarly project, under the direction of a faculty member, which synthesizes advanced practice knowledge and skills to address substantive nursing practice issues.

Prerequisites & Notes
The prerequisites are all core and specialty courses; can be taken concurrently with final practicum/clinical rotation.

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Integrate theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research, and interprofessional perspectives to develop solutions for a nursing practice issue (AACN III, 1).
  • Perform a rigorous critique of evidence to generate solutions to the nursing practice issue.
  • Apply the best available evidence from nursing and other related sciences as the foundation for the nursing practice solution (AACN IX, 2).

Credits: 3

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